Thursday, July 2, 2015

Solve the Room (again!)

I posted about Solve the Room back in January and I'm here to share some more...

Those of you who don't know about Solve the Room... you might know about it but just call it something different... Read the Room.... Scoot.... Roam the Room.

It is a very easy to implement... you put cards up around the room (by mid-year or earlier I have my kiddos put up and take down cards)...

Give students an answer sheet & a clipboard... (all of my Solve the Room products have a similar answer sheet like this one...)

And then let your students move about solving the room!

Solve the Room is DEFINITELY something I have to model at the beginning of the year... Voices are off (unless you're asking a friend quietly for help to find a card), look at the card, figure out the answer, then record - in the correct box! The modeling time pays off because after one or two sets of Solve the Room cards, my students can do this completely independently during Math rotations, allowing me to teach the small group in front of me without putting out any fires, and that makes for a happy teacher!

Clicking here will bring you to my TPT store with the search "Solve the Room" already plugged in. You'll find Solve the Room products that will work with grades 1, 2 and 3.

And here are some of my newest Solve the Room products - great for 1st and 2nd grade!

And if you want all these at a reduced price, bundled together...

Do you use solve the room in your class? Let me know in the comments!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Favorite things - Summertime!

I'm starting my July with some linkies... check out my July Currently here.

I'm linking up with Teaching Trio for Favorite Thinks Linky!

Since it's the first day of July, I HAD to choose my favorite summertime things!
I LOVE LOVE Summer! It's kind of hilarious how much I like summer because my husband hates the hot weather! He works on a golf course and so when it's super hot out, he has to work even harder... so my less than busy months are his busy months!

1 - LOVE LOVE LOVE the beach & live about a mile away from it, which means I can hit the beach up for an hour or two or camp out the whole day there.

2 - We share a driveway with our neighbors and they work at the same golf course as my hubby (the golf course is basically our backyard!) so we spend a LOT of time together whether it be brews at the fire pit or horseshoes at the pits we built last year or running our dogs around on the golf course or all beaching together. It is the perfect summer set-up!

3 - Running - it's my stress-relief during the school year, but in the summer there is SO much more time for running!

Go link up here!

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It's July - Currently!

My summer resolution is to post on here at least twice a week and so I'm staring with a couple linkies! Check out My Favorite Things Linky here.

I'm linking up with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade! for Currently July!

LISTENING - I'm a littttttle [read a lot] obsessed with Grey's right now! It's a realllllly bad thing that I chose it as my next Netflix show - there are SO many seasons!

LOVING - The hubs and I finally have a membership to BJ's Wholesale club and our obsession with Pineapple juice has skyrocketed since we can get a 24 pack of small cans for cheap!

THINKING - I just converted my Classroom Jobs TPT product into Chalkboard themed! I made a lot of little things for my classroom last year that were Chalkboard themed and have decided to do a lot more this year! Check out my Chalkboard Themed Jobs by clicking below!

WANTING - So this morning there was a crazy amount of rain and thunder and lightning and now the weather is a sticky kind of cool (I realize that makes no sense but the weather rarely makes sense in New England) so it's no beach today... Tomorrow is looking like a good beach day though!

NEEDING - I really didn't do a great job posting on my blog probably since January. I had a student teacher and with finishing grad school there was a lot on my plate and sadly posting on my blog fell to the wayside. This summer though I'm going to try to do a better job - hopefully 2x a week!

ALL-STAR - I have the best grade level partners like ever! I have always gotten along great with guys and my grade level team is made up of myself and 2 fabulous guys. They are so easy to work with and we always have fun together - all while managing to get A LOT of work done. Even though I'm the youngest I'm kind of the mama bear of the group. I am always making sure they remember deadlines, are ready for upcoming units, have copies of everything and overall make sure that our grade level team is completely on point. After 2 great years I'm starting to think we all couldn't survive without each other and it will be a sad, sad day if one of us ever leaves!

Now go link up to July Currently too!

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